Tennis sensation Emma Raducanu serves up an ace in stunning Met Gala 2021 outfit

By Jamie Roberts

Just days after her sensational US Open victory, Britain's newest star Emma Raducanu took to the red carpet at the Met Gala.

The 18-year-old gripped the nation on her route to victory in New York and has stuck around in the Big Apple for one of the biggest events of the fashion calendar.

The event is chaired by Vogue editor-in-chief and tennis fan Anna Wintour and has always had strong ties to tennis.

Fresh off her win against Canadian teen Leylah Fernandez — who was also in attendance — the Brit looked amazing as she swapped the tennis court for the red carpet on Monday night.

And while other stars took it upon themselves to shock the world with their extravagant designs and powerful statements, Emma - whose victory at the weekend bagged her a booster $2.5 million cash prize - decided to don a more sleek and casual look.

She posed for photographers in a floaty black-and-white number which showed off her toned physique.

Emma looked stylish on the Met Gala red carpet (Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock)
Emma had won the US Open just days before (Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock)

Emma wore an off-the-shoulder jacket with a crop top underneath and floral skirt. The design was accentuated by an elegant midriff belt and buckle.

She also wore black ankle boots as she topped off the glamorous look.

And there were plenty of other tennis superstars who came out in force too. Earlier in the night 39-year-old Serena Williams wowed fans with her lavish attire.

The 23-time Grand Slam winner dazzled as she wore a huge feathery cape that took up the entirety of the Met Gala stairs.

The Gucci saw the extravagant cape fastened around her neck and leave room to show off her white body suit which had pink stars emblazoned on it.

Naomi Osaka also offered up a look with a powerful celebration of her heritage. Arriving as one of the event's co-chairs, she wore an amazing statement by Louis Vuitton.

Her custom corseted dress in a colourful, graphic jacquard was topped with a silk cape that showed off an array of ruffles as well as a huge train of satin.

Serena Williams wore a huge pink feathered cape on the red carpet (Getty Images)

But it was the print that covered the bustier and skirt that showed off the star's proud heritage as it incorporated Koi fish as a nod to her Japanese heritage.

Speaking about the design, she told Vogue: “The first time I met Nicolas we spoke not only about me working with Louis Vuitton as a brand ambassador, but also about how we could find ways to work together and even try and co-design.

“So it’s a dream come true for me that our first design collaboration is something I will wear on the Met red carpet. The fact that Nicolas, Mari, and I could come together bringing this to life is something I am very honoured to be a part of.”


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